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IVF policy pause

At its meeting on Thursday 15 June 2017 our Board took the decision to pause current  document IVF and specialist fertility services (293 KB) with immediate effect.

This decision was taken as part of a six month review of and consultation on IVF and specialised fertility provision that we are undertaking. It by no means pre-determines the outcome of the consultation; it has been put in place to prevent an unsustainable backlog building up during the review period. We are proposing that we reduce the number of funded cycles from two to one. The full details of this proposal are in the last two pages of the folder papers from extra board meeting in public on 15 June 2017 .

Exceptional cases, for example where a woman is at the upper age limit for IVF treatment during the consultation can be considered via an individual funding request (IFR) application.

There will be opportunities for everyone to get involved with the review and to provide input and feedback and we publicise these opportunities widely. The consultation and full information is available online.

In the meantime if you have any comments or questions then please send these to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.